Not to seem insensitive, but, Martin Ryan -- whom I don't know and haven't anything at all against -- had precisely the same option *I* had when I read the Republican thread, or the "Town of Possum" thread, or numerous other threads. I clicked in, saw what was being said and said to myself, "This doesn't interest me," or "That seems really stupid," or "don't have time to get into this," and click out. This isn't even like being at a cocktail party and getting cornered by some boor you can't stand hearing. Here, walking away is even easier. Click. Out.